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10-10-2012, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by The Stovepipe Cup View Post
How many of these studies look into games played? The assumption (maybe not true) is that the older you are, the more susceptible to injury you are. I'm guessing the tendency is that production goes down often as a result of injury from playing the game. So, is the player out of his scoring prime? Or is he just not on the ice as much? If he's more injured, would you consider him in his prime anymore? GM's often have to pay for potential to UFA's regardless of how fragile a player can be, or, is.

[Hope this made sense]
it made sense... but the argument to why gms played doesn't matter is your looking at pure production.
If older players are hurt more and it's reflected in their production, that doesn't really change the results of the graphs: players are more productive overall at certain ages.... whether thats due to gms played or not.

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